Commission Meeting Minutes — March 13, 2018        Certified March 20, 2018

 

Crawford County Commission met pursuant to adjournment with these members present: Leo Sanders, Presiding Commissioner; Rob Cummings, Commissioner District 1; Jared Boast, Commissioner District 2; De Dee Hamilton, Representing County Clerk; and the following proceedings were had to viz;

 

Attendees at the beginning of the meeting included Ryan Storz, Amy England, Kellie Vestal, Pat Schwent, Kenny McGraw, David Burney, and Josh Henson

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m.

 

9:05 a.m.:  Jared Boast made a motion to approve the Crawford County Commission Meeting Agenda of March 13, 2018.  Rob Cummings provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

Roll Call Vote was held as follows:

Leo Sanders – Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea

Jared Boast – Yea

 

9:05 a.m.:  Rob Cummings made a motion to approve the Crawford County Commission Meeting Minutes of March 6, 2018.  Jared Boast provided a second.  All in favor; motion carried.

Roll Call Vote was held as follows:

Leo Sanders – Yea

Rob Cummings – Yea

Jared Boast – Yea

 

9:05 a.m.:  Mail reviewed.

 

9:07 a.m.:  Citizen participation opened: Pat Schwent gave copies of the annual collector’s settlement to the commissioners, which included taxes collected as of February 28, 2018. Pat Schwent presented David Burney, who was reclaiming seven parcels of property from the tax sale.  Six of the properties were reclaimed with surplus tax.   Parcel number one-003.000 for $648.39; parcel number two-020.020 for $513.09; parcel number three-003.010 for $30.00; parcel number four-001.040 for $688.37; parcel number five-007.050 for $552.23; and, parcel number six-013.010 for $556.06. There was no surplus tax on the seventh parcel. Motions were made on all six parcels. All commissioners were in favor; the motions carried.

 

9:20 a.m.:  Pat Schwent, David Burney and Josh Henson left the meeting.

 

9:30 a.m.:  Jack Garvey entered the meeting.

 

9:35 a.m.:  Leo Sanders called for a ten minute break.

 

9:45 a.m.:  The commission was back in session. Honor Evans joined the meeting.

Jack Garvey introduced himself to the commission. He was here regarding the opioid crisis, and handed out copies of his proposal.  Mr. Garvey is an attorney from St. Louis and is currently representing several counties in lawsuits against the opioid drug manufactures. If Crawford County were to join the lawsuit, there would be no cost to the county unless there was a settlement.  If a settlement is reached, the contingency would be 30%.

 

9:50 a.m.:  Kellie Vestal left the meeting.

 

Leo Sanders told Mr. Garvey that they would read through the information they had been given, and have their legal counsel take a look at it. The commission would let him know if they wanted to join in the lawsuit. Mr. Garvey had informed the commission that the lawsuit would be filed mid to late April, so a decision would be made before then.

 

10:05 a.m.: Jack Garvey left the meeting.

 

10:10 a.m.:  Jared Boast made a motion to amend the agenda to include closed session.  Rob Cummings seconded the motion.

Jared Boast made a motion to go into closed session.  Rob Cummings seconded the motion.

 

10:25 a.m.:  Jared Boast made a motion to come out of closed session. Rob Cummings seconded the motion.

The commission was back in open session. The commission reviewed invoices and other mail received.

 

10:55 a.m.: A motion was made to adjourn the March 13, 2018 meeting of the Crawford County Commission. All in favor; motion carried.

 

The Commission adjourned to meet March 20, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.

 

                                                

Leo Sanders, Presiding Commissioner